California to Test Model of Providing Health and Long Term Services to Dual Eligibles

California is the fifth state to negotiate a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to test a capitated model of providing health care and long term services and supports to individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. California expects to enroll about 450,000 individuals in eight counties into Medicare-Medicaid plans beginning in October 2013. Individuals receiving services through California’s regional centers or state developmental centers or intermediate care facilities for people with developmental disabilities will be excluded from participation.